Atlantic Operator Trainee Programme

In 2004 Atlantic launched its Operator Trainee Programme with the aim of providing young individuals within Trinidad and Tobago with an opportunity to develop the requisite knowledge and competence for becoming Process Operators within the Energy Sector.

This 18-month programme focuses on the development of young people, who will receive Gas Plant Theory Training at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) and at Atlantic for a period of six (6) months. The successful completion of the Operator Trainee Programme leads to participants earning the competence-based, regionally recognised Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) in Process Plant Operations from the National Training Agency of Trinidad and Tobago.

Knowledge and Experience
Technician’s Diploma - NEC (Grade A, B or C)

  • Mechanical Engineering Technician (MET)
  • Electrical Electronic Engineering Technician (EEET)
  • Industrial Instrumentation Engineering Technician (IIET)


Technician Diploma - UTT

  • Process and Utilities Engineering Technology—GPA of 2.75 & above
  • Chemical
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Industrial Instrumentation


Process Plant Operator Certificate - UTT - GPA of 2.75 & above
Applicants to the programme must also have attained passing grades in: CXC (General Proficiency) or O’ Level English Language, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Andrew Lou-Hing – Operator Technician II

My experience in the Operator Trainee Programme was one which was challenging, exciting and allowed me to learn a great deal. Apart from providing the structural foundation and technical background needed to be an excellent operator, it also helped me to develop my social and behavioural skills. Coming into a work environment as a university graduate, the programme provided a comfortable transition into the world of work.

Donna Marie Morgan – Operator Technician II

I joined Atlantic in 2005 through the Operator Trainee Programme, and at the time, I was one of the few female operator trainees. The experience was challenging but with the support of my family and my new colleagues, I was able to gain the skills needed to become a competent operator and obtain permanent employment in 2006. Since then, I have learned a lot at Atlantic, in relation to my career and some which have taken me through valuable life experiences.